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Worker's Compensation

Valley Medical and Wellness

Chronic Pain Medicine & Addiction Medicine located in Burnsville, Minneapolis, Woodbury & Rochester, MN

If you’re unable to work due to pain from an on-the-job injury, the team at Valley Medical and Wellness offers comprehensive care and has experience in treating patients who have ongoing worker's compensation claims. At the offices in Burnsville, Minneapolis, Woodbury, Rochester, and Bemidji Minnesota, pain management specialists focus on accurately diagnosing the source of your pain and tailor treatment plans to provide long-term pain relief. If you have a worker's compensation claim for a work-related injury, schedule an evaluation by calling the office nearest you today.

Worker's Compensation Q & A

What worker's compensation services are available?

If you’re hurt at work and are pursuing a claim, the staff at Valley Medical and Wellness are well-versed in and knowledgeable about worker's compensation.

Our physicians provide comprehensive pain relief services for a number of common work-related injuries, including:

  • Falls

  • Trips

  • Auto accidents

  • Machinery accidents

  • Repetitive use injuries

The medical team treats injuries that cause chronic pain in your back, neck, joints, and other areas of your body.

What can I expect during a worker's compensation consultation?

When you schedule a visit for pain relating to a work injury, be sure to tell the Valley Medical and Wellness staff. This ensures the team maintains the necessary documentation to support your case.

Your Valley Medical and Wellness provider takes time to review your medical history and discuss the type of symptoms you’re having and their severity. You may need diagnostic tests, like X-rays or other imaging, to confirm a diagnosis.

Once your doctor determines the root cause of your pain, they create a treatment plan that focuses on pain relief and efficient healing of your injury. Your treatment plan also addresses how much time you need off from work to recover, and when you can safely return to your job without risking additional injury.

What treatments are available for work-related injuries?

Depending on your diagnosis, your Valley Medical and Wellness provider designs a treatment plan that may include oral medications, acupuncture, and physical therapy to control pain and reduce chronic inflammation.

The pain management specialists at Valley Medical and Wellness recommend a variety of interventional therapies, depending on your pain symptoms and origins. These include:

Regenerative injection therapy: The goal of regenerative injection therapy is to activate your body’s own healing abilities to resolve joint, tendon, muscle, ligament, and cartilage pain. The doctors inject natural, safe substances at the site of your pain. The injections cause mild inflammation, which makes your body send in healing compounds and cells to regenerate healthy tissue and heal damage. Prolotherapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy are two of the revolutionary regenerative therapy injections offered.

Viscosupplementation: Viscosupplementation treats osteoarthritis of the knees or shoulders. Osteoarthritis is characterized by a breakdown of cartilage that cushions the space between bones at the joints. Usually, osteoarthritis occurs due to natural aging and wear and tear. Viscosupplementation restores hyaluronic acid to your joints, supplying lubrication for smooth movement between bones.

Steroid Injections (Large and Small Join Injections): Steroid injections, or large and small joint injections, provide a steroid injection along with a numbing agent in the joint to reduce inflammation in order to reduce pain in joints that have been injured or damaged due to arthritis or injury. Steroid injections are also used to treat painful tendons or bursitis, which is when the small fluid-filled sac that cushions the joint gets painfully inflamed. The joints most often injected are the shoulder, elbow, knee, hand, wrist or hip.

Trigger Point Injections: Trigger point injections are injected directly into painful soft tissue (muscle), versus a joint. Trigger point injections use both numbing agents and steroids to relieve pain and help release the tension in the soft tissue.

Prolotherapy: Prolotherapy is another type of injectable treatment which involves the injection of natural substances found in the body, such as dextrose and saline, and a numbing agent to trigger your body’s natural healing response.

Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT): OMT uses hands-on techniques to stretch muscles and move joints to promote healing and relieve pain.

The physicians at Valley Medical and Wellness customize your treatment to your needs and continue to monitor your healing process before releasing you back to work. They also provide recommendations for preventing additional work-related injuries to ensure you enjoy a high quality of life with less pain.

Schedule a worker's compensation evaluation for chronic pain at Valley Medical and Wellness by calling the office nearest you.

 

Questions or concerns? Email us at patientservices@valleymedical.com call us at (612) 444-3000. 

For faster response, you may also securely text us at (612)-453-1965.

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